I don't think this topic is really all that complicated. Do Malick's films strike you as shallow or insipid? What specifically do you find pseudo-intellectual about TTOL? The voice over?
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Agreed! Happily, I think The Tree of Life is on point, engaging, and masterful in its direction and utterly beautiful to behold visually. Best film, direction, and cinematography of 2011!
Originally Posted by Mantas-Ultimate-Version
I definitely agree with you! ToL to me is a fully realized breathtaking work of art and Malick is my winner for Best Director of 2011. In fact with the passing of time its hard for me to argue against ToL being the best film of last year in general.
Originally Posted by Bean